Sunday, November 16, 2008
We had four more baptisms this wekend bring the total number so far this year to 95. Because we have individual baptisms we've had to change our timetable to fit them all in. There is always the option of one or more baptisms during the 11am Mass on Sunday mornings. Additionally we now have two baptism slots on a Saturday morning and one on a Sunday afternoon. In the past we offered two on a Sunday afternoon but it didn't leave us much time for prayer!
So far the new timetable seems to be working well. This year we have the highest number of baptisms since 1972 which is quite remarkable (particularly since at that time there were two maternity hospitals in the parish!). By the end of the year we will have had over one hundred baptisms pretty well putting us in the top 5% of parishes in the dioceses.
Do pray for all our families.